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Undoubtedly helped by the retail holiday hiring rush, warehousing continued to make solid gains last month, while durable goods manufacturing saw its job numbers fall by 6,000.
12.2.2016
12:26pm
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Richards Supply gains two full-time and one part-time employee, Manske's in-house fabrication capabilities, showroom and warehouse facility.
by Richards Supply Company
12.2.2016
12:03pm
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Reports say employees were allowed to return to work at Grainger's Lake Forest, IL headquarters Wednesday afternoon after a blaze was extinguished in about 20 minutes.
12.2.2016
9:44am
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Sales management best practice blogs led the way on ID this past week, acquisitions for FCX Performance and Parker Hannifin also drove traffic, while a recap of STAFDA's annual convention was popular as well.
12.2.2016
9:42am
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Thirty-five year company veteran Mark Place has become the new vice president of business development for the hydraulic fittings and adapters maker, with Brian Clever taking over Place's role as vice president of quality.
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12.2.2016
9:15am
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October's total construction spending was 3.4 percent above its 2015 mark, with year-to-date spending up 4.5 percent.
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12.1.2016
2:09pm
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Clarcor's annual sales are about $1.4 billion. The company, whose brands include Baldwin, Airguard, Altair and its namesake, will be combined with Parker's filtration group once the deal closes.
by Associated Press
12.1.2016
9:53am
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On Wednesday OPEC agreed to cut its oil production by 1.2 million barrels per day, which looks to help oil prices for at least the near future. Also, ISA's latest economic indicator report for the month of October showed healthy growth for distributors,...
12.1.2016
9:07am
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All three models of the S600 series offer many significant benefits, including a clear, impact-resistant window that allows users to see keys are secured inside the box during a group lockout.
by Master Lock
12.1.2016
9:05am
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Like the madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the consumer buying world, the culture of cheap mindset also impacs the B2B world. Buyers no longer request discounts, they demand them. Paul Reilly explains the importance of staying in control of...
by Paul Reilly
12.1.2016
9:03am
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OPEC's decision to cut production gave an immediate boost to oil prices, but the impact on consumers and the U.S. economy is likely to be more modest and gradual.
by David Koenig, AP Business Writer
12.1.2016
9:02am
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The new leader of UPS's technology initiatives said recently that the company could eventually complement its current delivery operations with autonomous driving systems.
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11.30.2016
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Established in 1987 in Carollton, KY, Toole & Rose Supply is in its second generation of ownership, serving customers in the northern Kentucky region.
11.30.2016
3:40pm
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Brent crude broke through $50 a barrel Wednesday for the first time since Oct. 28 as OPEC was said to be near to finalizing an agreement to cut supply and stabilize global markets from its meeting in Vienna, Austria.
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11.30.2016
9:56am
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Initial talks between the two companies were near completion in September when they broke down, but talks may begin next week that could create the world's largest supplier of industrial gases.
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11.30.2016
9:29am
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Emphasizing anti-counterfeiting as a top priority for 2017, Amazon teams will reportedly encourage more brands to register with Amazon, which will enable the e-retailer to require proof from its sellers that they have permission to market those brand-...
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11.30.2016
9:13am
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It's 2016. If dogs can have an Instagram, your business should have a website. Here, Gorilla 76' Masha Popelyukhina shares four tips she says are just as important to your business' website builder as they are to the party who wants it built.
by Masha Popelyukhina
11.30.2016
9:01am
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The increase in real GDP in the third quarter primarily reflected positive contributions from personal consumption expenditures (PCE), exports, private inventory investment, and federal government spending.
by Bureau of Economic Analysis
11.29.2016
3:05pm
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Slidell distributes lubricants, fuel and diesel exhaust fluid to customers in Alabama, with the acquisition expanding RelaDyne's geographic density and capabilities in the state.
by RelaDyne
11.29.2016
12:52pm
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Illaria Mocciaro joins Anixter after serving as chief accounting officer at CNH Industrial.
by Anixter International
11.29.2016
12:39pm
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ISA's Distributor Index showed a healthy rebound after a September decline, while industrial manufacturers indicated their best month of the year.
11.29.2016
9:51am
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STAFDA's held its 40th Annual Convention & Trade Show Nov. 6-8, in Atlanta, attracting a total of 4,366 people with an 820 booth trade show. It was STAFDA's largest show since 2008. See what was involved and photos from Industrial Distribution Magazine.
by STAFDA
11.29.2016
9:12am
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When it comes to order processing, paper is a real productivity killer. It’s also expensive, slow and prone to errors. Here are three bad habits you can kick when you put paper in the past.
by Conexiom
11.29.2016
9:12am
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See who STAFDA elected as its 2017 officers and directors shortly before its 40th annual convention and trade show Nov. 6-8.
by STAFDA
11.28.2016
3:03pm
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Dallas, TX-based Transplace expands its presence throughout North America with Oakville, Ontario-based Lakeside, following previous Canadian expansion in 2012 and 2014.
11.28.2016
11:49am
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Find out how Motion Industries' After Hours team can handle everything from branch hour inquiries to deftly handling customer emergencies.
by Motion Industries
11.28.2016
10:38am
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Organizations in which senior leadership publicly supports and sponsors the sales team typically have a healthy sales culture, and a healthy sales culture is what drives the most revenue. Here are 5 easy ways to do just that.
by Will Brooks
11.28.2016
9:57am
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As FCX's third acquisition of 2016, PCI adds seven service locations and pushes its footprint to 37 states.
by FCX Performance
11.28.2016
9:13am
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The H250/M40 is ideal for measuring corrosion, scale, or hydrate-inhibitors, demulsifiers, methanol and more when reliability and cost are a factor.
11.25.2016
10:48am
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Q3's reading of 46.9 trailed Q2's 50.4, indicating contraction in the power transmission/motion control industry.
by PTDA
11.25.2016
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These smart bin systems enable operations with assembly and compact manufacturing cells to take advantage of replenishment automation to ensure bin supplies never run out.
11.23.2016
2:58pm
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In a blow to the Obama administration's labor-law plans, a federal court has blocked the start of a rule that would have made an estimated 4 million more American workers eligible for overtime pay heading into the holiday season.
by Michelle Rindels, Associated Press
11.23.2016
12:04pm
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PTDA's final 2016 tally of $387,000 raises was more than 9 percent higher than 2015's, demonstrating an increasing commitment from the industry to raise awareness of ID careers.
by PTDA
11.23.2016
10:13am
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Jackson, MI-based Alro — a distributor of cutting tools, abrasives, coolant and welding supplies — gains Kernersville, NC-based Triad's 2,500-square foot office.
11.23.2016
9:46am
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Analysts are finally talking about B2B e-commerce and how its rapid rise could propel or destroy many long-standing customer relationships. Insite's Brian Stojny examines the recent past and future of its market.
by Brian Strojny
11.23.2016
9:02am
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By 2024, nearly 1 in 4 people in the labor force are projected to be age 55 or over. OSHA explains the factors why older workers are choosing to work longer.
by OSHA
11.23.2016
9:01am
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Ahead of OPEC's Nov. 30 meeting in Vienna, Austria, see why the price of oil has stayed so low for the past two years and the key factors to watch regarding future oil prices.
by Gold, Silver & Economy News
11.23.2016
9:00am
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Lee Nyari, Managing Director of the Innovative Pricing Group, discusses the challenges distributors face in implementing annual price increases and the strategy behind them.
by Lee Nyari
11.22.2016
9:15am
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Bloomberg reports that Amazon's Seller Fulfilled Prime program is an easy way for Amazon to add warehouse and delivery operations as it struggles to keep up with customer demand for more products delivered at faster speeds.
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11.22.2016
9:15am
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In adding fellow Maine-based Lynox, the combined company has more than 200 employees and 19 locations across New England and Canada.
by Maine Oxy
11.21.2016
4:32pm
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